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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    This refers to the promotional vid I posted above.



    Dirty way? I wonder if this commenter has ever even been to a strip club. Or ever a burlesque.
    Wow. If the writer of that article thinks that type of dancing is dirty, he/she needs to get out more.

    It’s clear that TKD in S. Korea is attempting to merge with K-pop (or to be K-popish) to stay relevant to the younger generation, who are generally more obsessed with synchronized dance routines than MA. Has the quality of TKD (or at least WTF TKD) fallen? It has. A lot. But that dance routine was in no way, shape or form ‘dirty’.

    Oh, yeah, and those girls DID include some TKD in their dance routine...at least as much TKD technique as you’d see in a typical Olympic TKD match, if not more (at least they did a few ‘punches’).
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    Wu Liang again

    Some dudes just never learn.

    Kung fu ‘master’ gets comeuppance from taekwondo fighter after sucker eye-poking Chinese kick-boxer
    Xingyi practitioner Wu Liang is smashed with kicks in one-sided bout
    He notoriously raked Zhang Wensheng’s eyes when going to shake hands after being obliterated by the Glory kick-boxer
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    Published: 3:04pm, 10 Oct, 2019


    A taekwondo practitioner kicks kung fu master Wu Liang. Photo: YouTube/Fight Commentary Breakdowns

    Remember the kung fu “master” who sucker eye-poked a Chinese kick-boxer a little while ago? Well, he’s back, and he received a delicious dose of comeuppance.
    Xingyi practitioner Wu Liang was soundly beaten by Glory fighter Zhang Wensheng after challenging him at his gym earlier this year, getting planted on his backside a few times before the referee mercifully stepped in.
    When they went to shake hands, Wu raked Zhang’s eyes and was luckily protected from receiving further punishment with others stepping in to stop the MMA fighter punching him.
    He probably should have stopped there, but it turns out Wu had another fight, this time against a taekwondo fighter at an event in June (which also featured a fake “pressure point master” getting a clearly staged win against a supposed Sanda fighter).



    In a one-sided affair, Wu shows he has no idea how to check kicks, eating a few to his legs before the taekwondo fighter goes up high.
    It doesn’t last long, with Wu crumpling down to the canvas in the corner. The referee checks to see if he is fit to continue, but quickly waives it off.
    Hilariously, Wu had even tried a few eye-pokes on his opponent.
    “TKD [taekwondo] guy was lucky that chi-blasts are banned in that fight,” one commenter replied on the video, which was posted by YouTube channel Fight Commentary Breakdowns.
    “Kung fu guy did special death touch. TKD guy will die in 40 years after paying lots of taxes,” said another.
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    Rodolfo Reyes Jr. shows respect

    Filipino gold medalist bows to Taekwondo master
    George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News
    Posted at Dec 07 2019 03:30 PM | Updated as of Dec 07 2019 04:27 PM


    Rodolfo Reyes Jr. of the Philippines bows to Grandmaster Sung-Chon Hong, considered the father of Philippine Taekwondo, during the SEA Games Taekwondo competition at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium on Saturday. Reyes won gold in the 2019 SEA Games Taekwondo Men's Individual Poomsae.
    This photo went viral.

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    Tekken Life Bars in TKD

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    Pro TaeKwonDo Competition in South Korea Now Uses TEKKEN Style Life Bars to Keep Score



    Point-based martial arts competitions can be difficult to follow for spectators. The Korea TaeKwonDo Association recently debuted an impressive new piece of technology which implements "fighting game style" Life Bars (most closely resembling TEKKEN's) into a live martial arts tournament! Wearable sensors on each competitor's chest and head gear deduct points from their "life bar" on the big screen - all in real time. Each fighter starts out with 100 points of health, which depletes immediately onscreen after the corresponding "point" is scored. This makes it easier than ever for casual spectators in the audience to follow the pace of the fight and see who's in the lead.

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    Continued from previous post


    In addition to the life bars, the round time remaining, competitor profiles & stats (similar to an eSport event), and even penalty notifications are displayed onscreen for all to see. The big-screen visuals are made even more satisfying with accompanying fighting game-style sound effects. It definitely makes point-style TKD bouts more entertaining to watch... here's hoping this becomes the new standard for the sport!

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    TKD v Muay Thai in PRC =7s KO

    Skip to 45s on the vid to see the actual fight. I'm not convinced this TKD player really knew TKD. He just walks into that and doesn't even know fist bump etiquette. Some peeps are just making these sorts of vids now because they're good clickbait and I feel a bit tainted reposting them here.

    Chinese taekwondo black belt challenges Muay Thai fighter; gets KO’d in seven seconds
    Huang Xiaolong didn’t last long in footage of fight that has gone viral on social media
    ‘At least that belt kept his trousers up,’ one commenter jokes after style-vs-style mismatch
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    Published: 5:34pm, 21 Feb, 2020


    Chinese World Taekwondo Federation black belt Huang Xiaolong lies concussed on the floor. Photo: YouTube/Fight Commentary Breakdowns

    It was never going to take too long for footage of another embarrassing style-vs-style challenge match to emerge from China.
    This time it was a Chinese World Taekwondo Federation black belt Huang Xiaolong, who is also trained in Muay Thai and karate, taking on a Chinese Muay Thai fighter in a match in Chengdu from back in 2009, but which has only recently gone viral on social media.
    Huang looks dazed after getting clipped straight away by a left hook from the Muay Thai fighter but manages to circle to his left, keeping the distance.
    He checks one of his opponent’s low kicks but leaves himself open up top with his hands by his waist, and that’s the beginning of the end.



    Attempting a jump kick, Huang launches himself off both feet at the same time as the Muay Thai fighter lands a high kick flush on the side of his head.
    Huang is propelled up into the air and on to his back – luckily his head doesn’t hit the gym’s wooden floor, but he will certainly have had some bad whiplash.
    Huang is unable to get to his feet, even with help from his coach, and slumps down on to his back again, while the Muay Thai fighter bows his head in a show of traditional respect.
    “Gotta love how the coach immediately starts jerking his head and neck around, trying to stand him back up whilst he's KTFO,” wrote one commenter on YouTube, where the video was posted by the Fight Commentary Breakdowns channel.
    Chengdu is also the Chinese city were MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong famously knocked out tai chi “master” Lei Lei in around 10 seconds in 2017.
    “He didn’t know taekwondo at all. He was only wearing the uniform,” said one commenter. “At least that belt kept his trousers up,” another wrote.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Skip to 45s on the vid to see the actual fight. I'm not convinced this TKD player really knew TKD. He just walks into that and doesn't even know fist bump etiquette. Some peeps are just making these sorts of vids now because they're good clickbait and I feel a bit tainted reposting them here.



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    I'm not convinced he knows TKD either, much less a black belt in it. Just look at the general way he carries himself. Unless the World TKD Federation has really lowered its standards to ****.

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    The 2020 Santa Cruz Open Taekwondo Championships just cancelled

    We've worked with Master Jin on this for years. It's a local TKD tournament that attracts about 500+ competitors every year. Here is the website.

    Below is his emailblast:
    Dear Grandmasters, Masters, Instructors, Referees, and Students,

    I am sorry to announce that I have decided to cancel the Santa Cruz Open Tae Kwon Do Championship this year, March 7, 2020. While there is no imminent threat of coronavirus to our participants, we are committed to the good health and well-being of all.
    If you have paid already you will receive a refund of the tournament fee.
    Thank you for your continued support of the Tae Kwon Do community.
    My very best wishes to you for continued health and success.

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    Online competitions

    Butler County martial arts academy training for unique national competition
    A martial arts business whose athletes routinely earn national titles moved into Middletown about a year ago. The approximately 5,000-square-foot training facility at 1725 Yankee Road was a structure that had been vacant for more than a year before Rob and Melissa Gerhardt renovated it into the second home of Budokai Academy of Martial Arts.
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    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to force people to adapt to new norms, a local martial arts academy reopened after a three-month shutdown and has 70 students training to compete in a virtual national competition next weekend.

    Melissa Gerhardt of Budokai Academy of Martial Arts in Middletown said her standalone academy has the largest number of competitors in the national competition while another academy with nine locations in the Cleveland area has the next-highest total of students competing.

    She said her students in the competition range in age from 7 to late 50s and some have won national titles in the past.

    “The team has been training hard and it is a huge accolade to compete and win in this competition,” she said.

    She said instructors have to wear masks at all times but that is optional for students competing. Gerhardt said the competition team fights in events locally, regionally and nationally. Because of COVID-19, all of those events were cancelled this year. However, the Amateur Athletic Union for Taekwondo is holding a virtual nationals competition event next Friday and Saturday.

    While there is no sparring in a virtual competition, students will compete in several breaking, forms, and weapons events for a national title.

    Gerhardt said the breaking event includes competitors breaking 15 boards in the fastest time. The competitors perform skill in the weapons event that includes nunchucks and bow staves, and the form event is a demonstration of the competitors' execution of moves.

    She said judges will watch two competitors at a time and determine the winners. The competition is “one and done” in which the winners advance to the next bracket, Gerhardt said.

    “Our athletes are very excited to be a part of this and is definitely something positive during this pandemic,” she said.

    The top four black belts who win gold at the national competition will have the opportunity to compete for a spot on the national team and participate in AAU competitions, Gerhardt said.

    The local academy is affiliated with Kayla Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo who is now a PFL MMA champion and trains there when she is in her hometown of Middletown. It has 200 students, and there are many families training, she said.

    “It’s fun and it’s more of a family sport ... everyone is on the mat here,” she said. “People can socialize and some have a goal of becoming a black belt.”

    Last year, Gerhardt and her husband Rob opened the Middletown location at 1725 Yankee Road after outgrowing their previous location in Fairfield Twp. She retired as a sergeant with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office but recently returned as a part-time deputy/school resource officer.

    The school offers Tae Kwon Do, Olympic Sparring, Hapkido, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Cardio Kickboxing, making it what Gerhardt said is “the only martial arts school in the Tri-State that offers all these arts under one roof.”
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    2020 Silicon Valley Virtual Open

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